Abilene Reporter News, September 8, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

September 08, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COTH YEAR, NO. 84 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 8, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Effort to Free Hostages Asked Red Cross Tapped to Deal With Guerrillas lOc SUNDAY Associated Frets By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four Western governments delegated the International Red Cross today to negotiate with the Popular Front (or the Liber- ation o[ Palestine for Hie re- lease of the 180 passengers still held captive from two of four planes involved in Sunday's hi- jacking plots. Reporting lite agreement, British officials said Israel opt- ed not to join the United States, Switzerland, West Germany and Britain in working through the Heel Cross. Citizens from all live rations were reported aboard the two planes in Jordan. As the move was disclosed in London, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, tile -lirilish foreign secretary, summoned envoys of six Arab countries for discussions on the hijacking crisis. The four-nation move was prompted by an ultimatum from the PELP, an Arab guerrilla or- ganization, that a woman hi- jacker, Miss Leila Khalcd, being held in London and six other commandos imprisoned in Switzerland and West Germany be released by 11 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Otherwise, the ultimatum said, the Swissair DC8 and the Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 being held at a small Jordanian airfield would be blown up wilh Cardinal Gushing Retires; Bishop in Texas Successor More on Mcdciros, 1'g. Ill VATICAN CITY (Al1) Pope Paul VI has accepted the resig- nation "for reasons of age and health" of Richard Cardinal Gushing, archbishop of Boston, the Vatican announced today. The Most Rev. Humberto S. Mcdciros, 54, bishop of Browns- ville, Tex., since April 196G, was appointed to replace Cardinal Cushing as the Boston archbish- Reached at his home in Bos- ton, Cushing said "ol course I knew" when asked if he was aware his resignation had been accepted. Two years ago Cushing said he wanted to retire when he reached 75. He celebrated his 75th birthday on Aug. 25. He had said-many times that when he retired he wanted to go to South America and work as a missionary. "Oh, 1 can't go he said this morning. "I'm too sick." The cardinal has had several bouts wilh -illness for several years. His last illness was in March when he was hospitalized for several days. The nature of CARDINAL CUSHING retiring the illness was described as a "resistant infection." He has suffered from asthma, bronchial ailments, and em- physema. His interest in missionary work began while he was study- ing in a seminary to hecome a priest. He served for many years in the Boston diocesan of- Attacks by Wasps Have France Upset PARIS (AP) Spared from hijackings and free for the mo- ment from strikes, France is all upset about wasps. A 46-year-old farmer in cen- tral France was slung in the head and died Monday night, the fifth person to be killed by wasp stings in 10 days. A wait- ress was hospitalized because of a sling, and a schoolteacher stung on the arm lay in a coma. The nation's largest morning newspaper, Le Parisien Libere, gave the story front-page treat- ment, calling the wasp allacks "a stupifying mystery for our scientists." The official Communist party organ L'llumanitc, also pub- lished the story on Page 1, but under a headline that read: "Two mortal wasp sting cases don't make an epidemic." Le Monde, the influential and deadly serious evening newspa- per, had a long story on the wasps lhat was signed by a phy- sician. The article reported that wasp and bee stings killed al- most three limes as many Frenchmen as snake biles did in the lasl seven years. The reason there have been more wasp slings lalely, the ar- ticles agreed, is that there have been more wasps. The house veterinarian at Le Parisien Libere, Dr. Fcrnand Mery, explained: "This year, premature sum- mer temperatures which facili- tated their supply of protein in all varieties resulted in a great- er than ever multiplication of wasps. More nervous and de- manding in time of stormy weather, they went on the at- tack wilh the frenzy we have ob- served." Dr. Mery said the wasps have become meaner because over- population has made them prone to "aggressive exaspera- tion." He added lhal the situa- tion is likely to gel even woree wilh the first frosts, "when Ihe wasps indulge in a veritable massacre of the innocents." BISHOP MEDEIROS to Boston fice of Ihe Propagation of Ihe Faith, which handles mission- ary funds and affairs of the church. Cardinal Cushing's peppery wit and style of speaking, his af- fection for Boston and his out- spoken manner of dealing with both religious and secular sub- jects have projected an image of candor and courage. The 75-year-old prelate be- came auxiliary bishop of Boston in 1939 and look over as arch- bishop in 1944. In 1362, he made news when he requested a mis- sionary was turned down by Rome. He is known as a close friend of the Kennedy family of Hos- lori. In January 1961 he stood on the White House porch and said the inaugural prayer for Presi- dent John F. Kennedy. In November 1963 the cardinal said a solemn funeral Mass in New York's St. Patrick's Cathe- dral for the assassinated presi- dent. It was the second resignation Ihis year of an American cardi- nal. On Jan. 21 Pope Paul ac- cepted the resignation of Los Angeles Archbishop James Francis Cardinal Mclntyre, who was 83. Market Mixed YORK (AP) Stock market prices opened mixed in moderate trading today. the passengers still aboard. "The.front has put boxes o' explosives inside the two planes in order to blow thorn up in case there is no reply to its warn- a spokesman said, in the Jordanian capital of Amman. Both Switzerland and West Germany agreed to the demand, and the Bonn government pro- posed to expedite release of the hostages today by flying Ihe three German-held guerrillas to Amman. After refusing to release Jliss Khaled on Monday, Ihe British Cabinet met today to reconsider the situation in light of Ihe PFLP ultimatum. The Arab envoys summoned by Douglas-Home were from Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Tn Bonn, the West German Foreign Ministry called on the Jordanian ambassador to ex- press concern for the safety of German hostages. An Amman hotel where 120 women and children from the two airliners are staying was hit by mortar fire during the night. There were no casualties, and the blasts appeared lo stem from .continuing clashes be- tween Jordanian troops and guerrillas. The third plane hijacked to the Middle East Sunday, a 1'an American World Airways Boeing 747, was blown up eight minules after landing al Cairo but its--, passengers escaped through emergency chutes. A substitute Boeing 707 returned to New York Monday night with 137 of the jumbo jet's 188 pas- sengers and crewmen aboard. A Pan Am spokesman said three passengers, two of whom were hospilalizcd for minor in- juries, were still in Cairo. All three planes were hijacked en route to New York. Miss Khaled was seized by Is- raeli security guards Sunday during a fourth hijack atlempt. Her male companion was fatal- ly shot when they tried lo take over an Israeli El Al Airlines DCS on a flight from Amster- dam lo New York. She was jailed by Scotland Yard when the plane landed at London's Heathrow Airport. The other guerrillas whose re- lease has been demanded are also in jail on charges involving allacks on airlines. Three of the prisoners are awaiting trial in Munich and the oilier three have been sentenced in Zurich lo 12-year prison terms. NEWS INDEX Amusements 1 IA Bridge 7A Business News 10A Classified 5-8B Comics 48 Editorials 2B Horoscope 7 A Hospital Patients........4A Obituaries 2A Sports 8-9A Script, Score and Easel 1 1A To Your Good Health 8B TV Log.............. SB Women's Mother Shows Emotion Mrs. Mary Sirlian, mother of convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan, becomes emo- tional at a news conference in Los An- geles as slic talked wilh newsmen about reports that Palestinian guerrilla plane hijackers were demanding release of her son from a California prison. Leaders of the guer- rilla organization in Jordan later said they made no such demand. (AP Wirepholo) Troop Cut Set For Thailand BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) U.S. military strength in Thailand will be reduc- ed by men within a year, a joint Thai- U.S. announcement said today. The announcement said Ihe cutbacks, which will bring total U.S. troop withdrawals in Thailand to men since September 1969, were Ihe result of talks held between the U.S. mission and the Thai Foreign Ministry. The rate of withdrawal would be "consistent with operational requirements related to Ihe Vietnam conflict and the security of this the announcement said. North Part of Area Gets 2.46 in Rainfall Rain was falling in abundance Tuesday morning nortli of Abilene and Weather Bureau experts say more is possible during tire day. Knox City turned in Ihe lop report, 1.70 inches wilh an area north o( town receiving Munday reported .88 and it was still raining hard at 9 a.m. I'ule rcnorled .25 and Haskell .02. Monday night reports included .20 at Sweelwaler, .25 at Hawley, .20 at Goree and a trace at Anson. The Weather Bureau fore- cast calls (or more possible showers north and northwest of Abilene. Temperatures should climb to 93 Tuesday and Wednesday with Tuesday night. a low of 75 IT Pastor Paid for Funeral If He Has No Salary NEED CASH? Look around the house and garage for those items that you no longer use. Sell them in the Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days rVs Exleniion or Refund al This Rate 1-5 Averoq9 Wordj Phone Orders Please Only SOc Each Additional line CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS DEADLINE THURS. 3 P.M. By EI.LIE RUCKER Q. How much should one pay a preacher for conducting a funeral service? One member of our family said we should pay him since we attend a small church that Is unable lo pay the minister a salary. Someone else said they thought Ihe preacher would be Insulted if we offered money since he's a friend of the family. Who Is right? A. Most ministers consider conducting a funeral for one of their congregation as part of their service and don't want or expect to be reimbursed. But if a minister isn't paid a salary and has to earn his living outside Ihe church, he's taking lime from his work to conduct Ihe service and should be given a "love offering." Check with the funeral home director on Ihe amount. If a minister is required to go out of town lo conduct a funeral, it's customary to pay his expenses or if he conducts a service for a non-member of his congregation, It's appropriate to offer him to {25. These suggestions are for Abilene area only; in some larger cities a fee is automatically added to the funeral home bill. Q. Could you please tell me how (he fair got Its celebrities before (he coliseum was because I do recall the shows being free then, but they surely are not now. A. Il's the old law of supply and demand. When an entertainer becomes well-known and in great demand, he's able to ask a higher fee. Since the coliseum was built, the Fair Board has tried to bring in high caliber, well-known entertainers and as a result must charge enough for tickets lo cover Ihe entertainers' fees. Harvey Baker, Fair president, said even charging admission, the Fair doesn't take in enough to cover the cqst of the entertainers. He said that this year the fair has many free attractions on the Midway, such as magician shows, band concerts and a modal airplane show. Q. Why doesn't radio and TV give 1'resldlo weather anymore? It used be" the holtesl place In the state most of Ihe time. A. For economy reasons tbe weather reporting station at Presidio was closed about a year ago, so there's no way for Ihe nalional news to get information about Presidio- Even though it may still be ihe hottest spot in Texas, won't hear about it; looks like Wichita Falls has taken over as the hot spot now. Q. Little Terry at two weeks old aspirated his first rood and stopped breathing. Ills mother got the Safety Cruiser through the operator. Ills life was saved through the help of God. lie Is six years old now and T'l never forget the .Safety Cruiser. Is there anything I can do to keep the .Safety Cruiser from being eliminated? They are needed. From a devoted grandmother. A. Because so many people showed such a great interest In the Safety the mayor and the city council have decided to retain one of the cruisers. It will be in operation 18 hours a day. The Safety Cruiser, by the way, was the brain-child of Police Chief Warren.Dodsoii; he brought the idea to Abilene, and since then many cities have copied it. Q. Help! Help! Wliat lo do when you have your yard papered? I didn't mind the toilet (Issue hanging from the trees, the problem Is how di> you get the confetti (newspaper cut In millions nl pieces) Irom our .St. Augustine grass? I've raked, swepl and cursed. This has happened twice In one month. A. You must he a very friendly person. We're told only the yards of good friends are papered, and you've been honored twice! Since the paper has been rained on and is probably embedded in the grass, we suggest you rent a power rake to pull the paper to Ihe top, then vacuum the yard with a lawn vacuum. Both can be obtained from equipment rental firms. Next suggestion is lo find some new friends svho show their love in other svays. Address qtwtlons (o Action Line, Box Abilene, Texas 7JW4. Names will nol be used hut questions must be signed art addresses given. Please Include (ambers U possible. KNOX N. of Ghost Returns LONDON (AP) Workers In a box factory said the ghost of Alfred Barnes, who died 97 years ago, kept appearing as a floating brown blob lo haunt the nighl shift assembly line. The management called in a spirit medium, but employes said the blob kept returning until they hung up a sign reading: "God bless you, Alfie." U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (Wiattwr Map, ABILENE AUD VICINITY Mdiui) Partly cloudy and. warm Twidav Iftrough wilh a hfch belli tfayi near 15 and a Tuesday nfcM near 74. Wlndi Irom rht ror Kl -tail 7MI a.m.- p.m. yiiiriii ;

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